Listening, really present, deep listening is a gift that many of us never really receive. Think about it: when was the last time that you shared with another person or group and did not experience interruptions, fixing, opinions or “I know what you should do!”?
If you’ve had the gift of being listened to deeply, what was that like? What do you notice when you are able to share who you are and what is important to you in the moment and simply be heard?
How about your listening skills? Continue reading “Listening power …”
Yesterday, I had a conversation with a dear friend who sees me as counter-cultural and unconventional and values these qualities in me. She feels the impact of my choices to practice powerful self-care, to honor the calling of my spiritual being, to be true to my values day in and day out. This gives her hope that it is possible to live in integrity with the unique beings that we are despite pressures from the world around us to sell our souls in service of “success” and society’s norms.
Today, I pulled an inspiration card at random: Continue reading “Where are you masquerading?”
Having dreams, visioning where we want to go in life, what we want to create in life is powerful. Without them, it is easy to move through life on auto-pilot, expecting today to be like yesterday and doing the same things day in and day out.
Often, however, those of us who vision and want to live into our dreams set ourselves up with high expectations of ourselves and low tolerance for the learning curves, the journey from here to there. When we don’t meet those expectations, Continue reading “High Expectations”
The unfolding future is unknowable. Ours is to prepare our consciousness to meet it from openness, curiosity and awe. ~ Jeanne
How does that sit with you?
Does it ring true?
What does it bring up in you?
There was a time I really believed that I could plan just about anything and accomplish it by following my plan. The future was known because I was designing it. At that time, I wasn’t very open to what wasn’t in the plan; I wasn’t very curious because I already knew what was going to happen. And awe? Well, there really wasn’t time to let the beauty and wonder of life have that kind of impact on me!
Tama Kieves, in her book, A Year Without Fear, writes: Continue reading “The Unfolding Unknowable”
Recently, I wrote about metamorphosis – about changing from the inside out on this journey called life. Today I add this:
What about our relationships? If we are truly evolving within, changing how we think and feel and see the world around us, then our actions – how we express ourselves – are going to change. At some point, if we don’t tell them first, others will notice. Among family, friends, colleagues, acquaintances: Continue reading “You’ve Changed!”